Elm & Good
Graham Dodds, of Hibiscus and Wayward Sons fame, brings a fancy farm-to-table flair to the new Kimpton Pittman hotel, in Deep Ellum. Locally sourced meats, cheeses, and produce anchor the menu, which includes a few hits from Dodds’s prior ventures. Order this to go: Although you won’t go wrong with the luscious braised beef short ribs with hen of the woods mushrooms, the Grilled Berkshire Pork Riblets appetizer could stand as an entrée, paired with vegetable sides. Fall-off-the-bone tender (we suspect brining), the meat gets a bright, herbal lift from chimichurri sauce and a sweet accent from chunky preserved figs. Get a side of globe carrots; halved and perfectly crisp-tender, they come bathed in a pesto of carrot top greens (no waste!) and almonds. Pro tip: Order by phone; a friendly staffer agreed to curbside delivery, though it’s not advertised.
Note: Review reflects COVID-19 protocols in place at the time of visit.
Cuisine: New American